Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has directed all civil and public servants to report to work on Monday despite the Sit-At-Home order issued by the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra.
This is just as he threatened to seize the licence and operating rights of shops and banks that fail to open for business on Monday in the state.
The governor's Umahi's warning is coming on the heel of IPOB directive for residents and business owners to observe a mandatory Sit-At-Home protest every Monday.
Umahi gave the directive in a statement issued on Sunday by Dr Kenneth Igwe, Secretary to the State Government and Coordinating Commissioner.
According to him, whosoever failed to report to his duty post stands to lose his job.
“Similarly, any shop or bank that failed to open for business on Monday stands the risk of losing the right to operate business or banking operations in the state.
“The general public is by this announcement advised going about their normal businesses without fear.
“Security agencies have been directed to patrol 24 hours in all corners of the state. All concerned are to take note and adhere strictly to this government directive,” Umahi stated.